Richard Dent Biography and Early Life
Richard Dent is a former American football defensive end. He was born on December 13, 1960 in Atlanta, Georgia, United States and he was also raised there. He grew up with a brother named Steve Dent. A DNA analysis shows that he descended mainly from Mende people of Sierra Leone and Balanta people of Guinea Bissau.
Richard Dent Net Worth
Richard Dent is a former American football defensive end who has an estimated net worth of $4 million. He earns over $300 thousand as salary annually.
Richard Dent Career
Richard Dent played College football at Tennessee State University; he was later drafted in the eighth round of the 1983 draft by the Chicago Bears. He was part of the core of great players who made the Bears’ defenses of the 1980s legendary. From 1984 until 1985, he recorded 34.5 sacks. In 1985, the Chicago Bears went on to defeat the New England Patriots in 46-10 landslide in the Super Bowl XX and he was selected as the game’s MVP. In 1994, he won another Super Bowl. He then spent the 1996 and 1997 season with the Indianapolis Colts and Philadelphia Eagles.
In 1997, he retired from football and had a lifetime of 137.5 sacks and eight interceptions, he also had 89 yards and one touchdown in his account. During the 1983 till 1993 season, he had 137.5 sacks and he was ranked third in the NFL history behind Reggie White and Bruce Smith. During the Super Bowl XLIV, Dent joined members of the 1985 Chicago Bears in resurrecting the ‘Super Bowl Shuffle’ in a Boost Mobile commercial. From 2005 till 2009, he was among the top 15 finalists in the Pro Football Hall of Fame selection process.
Richard Dent Wife
Richard Dent is married to his wife named Leslie Dent.
Richard Dent Kids
Richard Dent has four kids named Mary Dent (Daughter), Sarah Dent (Daughter), Shiloh Dent (Daughter) and Richard Dent II (Son).
Richard Dent Height and Weight
Richard Dent stands at a height of 6 ft 5 inches (1.96 m). He weighs 265 lb (120 kg).
Richard Dent Education (High School and College)
Richard Dent studied at Alonzo A. Crim Open Campus High School. He also studied at Tennessee State University.
Richard Dent Siblings
Richard Dent grew up with a brother named Steve Dent.
Richard Dent Residence
Richard Dent resides in Chicago, United States.
Richard Dent Nationality and Ethnicity
Richard Dent is of American nationality. He is of African-American ethnicity.
Social Media Presence
Dent has over 30 thousand Twitter followers and he is also active on a host of other social media networks.
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Controversies, rumors and legal issues
Since coming to limelight as a football player, Dent hasn’t been linked to any known controversy, rumors and legal issues.
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Facts about Richard Dent
|Net Worth||$4 million|
|Salary||Over $300 thousand annually|
|Income Source||Former football defensive end|
|Birthday||December 13, 1960|
|Kids||Mary Dent (Daughter), Sarah Dent (Daughter), Shiloh Dent (Daughter) and Richard Dent II (Son)|
|Height||6 ft 5 inches (1.96 m)|
|Weight||265 lb (120 kg)|
|Education||Alonzo A. Crim Open Campus High School and Tennessee State University|
|Residence||Chicago, United States|